Welcome to the Illinois Security Professionals Association® (ISPA). ISPA is a duly registered 501(c)6 Not-for-Profit organization under IRS guidelines. The organization is comprised of private security professionals, law enforcement and public safety professionals who are committed to working together and promoting professional relationships within the industry.

Members can expect forums for networking opportunities, the exchange of ideas and information, professional development and legislative initiatives benefiting private security professionals.

ISPA has a proud history of industry involvement and since 1961 has been the leading organization promoting cooperation between law enforcement and private security organizations. Throughout the years, we have fostered collaborations with the FBI, US Secret Service, Dept. of Homeland Security, Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, and other first responders throughout Illinois.

Call Us (224)333-1622

Comprised of security professionals committed to working together and promoting professional
relationships within the industry.

Promoting cooperation between law enforcement and private security organizations since 1961.



Chris Nybo
ISPA Lobbyist

The Illinois Security Professionals Assn.(ISPA) is dedicated to “Advocating for the Private Security Industry.” We utilize our Legislative Committee and a full time professional lobbyist to effectively and efficiently achieve this goal. Read More...




Ernie KuhnkeErnie Kuhnke
Cox Enterprise

"I view my membership in ISPA as an investment in my future. ISPA membership helps me stay up to date on changes in the private security industry through a variety of educational offerings. The colleagues and mentors I have met have helped me grow in my career."

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Valerie Morignat PhDValerie Morignat PhD
Intelligent Story


Webinar Title: Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Private Security Companies

WEDNESDAY August 12, 2020 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

By 2025, AI-powered businesses will double their revenue while their competitors become obsolete. 

For security leaders, the opportunity to optimize at scale, innovate, and compete more effectively is unprecedented. Only AI-ready security companies will succeed in predicting....

Read more and view session Learning Objectives and register....




 Virtual 50/50 Raffle

20th Annual ISPA Golf Classic Monday, August 31, 2020, Silver Lake Country Club, Orland Park, IL

50/50 Raffle

Click on the link below to read 50/50 description and to purchase your tickets!



Tickets now available!
Foursomes: $700
Individual: $200

Tee times begin at 8:04 am and are assigned as registrations are received.

For detailed information on the Golf Classic, click here.